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Part Time Camp Fire Heartland Program Specialist

Reports To: Manager, Heartland Program

To plan, direct and supervise Camp Fire Heartland programs for youth in grades K-6 with varying social and academic skills as well as diverse economic, religious, ethnic, sexual and racial backgrounds.

Specific Responsibilities
After school youth development programming.

  • Facilitate Camp Fire after school program at Crossroads Academy of Kansas City charter school with youth in grades K-6 from various backgrounds.
  • Create weekly lesson plans and supply lists during required Camp Fire Office planning time.
  • Provide a stable, fun, caring, learning environment for youth.
  • Implementation of established behavioral expectations and discipline procedures.
  • Maintain facility, program supplies, resources and equipment in excellent and safe condition.
  • Distribute and monitor daily snack.
  • Participation in weekly one-on-one meeting with the site director, as well as weekly team meeting.
  • Work productively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained and reported to designated Heartland staff.
  • Maintain positive relations with school personnel, administration and parents.
  • Help with office tasks or other program duties as needed.
  • Support fund raising activities through promotion.
  • Review program goals, including evaluation of programs and needs in specific areas.
  • Keep the site director informed of problems, concerns and triumphs.
  • Exemplify Camp Fire Promise in all actions, communications and relationships.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Training and/or experience facilitating program with school-age children in a group and semi-structured setting.
  • Training and/or experience planning and facilitating high quality youth development activities, including activities focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), conflict resolution, bullying, arts and crafts, and community and skill building.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of youth and families.
  • Ability to act as a positive role model by displaying appropriate professional behavior.
  • Ability to write lesson plans specifically tailored to youth in the program, giving youth a choice and voice in the activities.
  • Ability to supervise program assistants/volunteers.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire and ability to work with children in limited indoor and outdoor space.
  • Ability to demonstrate good character, integrity, adaptability/flexibility, and sound decision making skills.
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification/ Infant, Child & Adult CPR Certification (or willingness to acquire).
  • Willingness to undergo and pass intensive background check.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Possess reliable means of transportation.

Hours of Work
Hours vary according to the program needs but mainly function Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30. Attendance at scheduled office hours and weekly team meeting is required. Employees will work 12-20 hours per week, with some weeks up to but not exceeding 40 hours.

Application Instructons
If you are interested in applying to be a Program Specialist for Camp Fire Heartland, please submit your cover letter and resume (preferably MS Word attachments) to jobs@campfire.org.

Camp Fire's Promise
Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.

Camp Fire Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual preference, disability, condition or any other group protected by law.

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